One more week to our November 15th Grand Opening at 412 West 13th Street! Inspired by the spirit of our new neighborhood, we’re showcasing a 1940s Engagement Ring of the Week that fits perfectly into the industrial, cobblestoned streets of New York’s Meatpacking District. The chunky Old Mine cut diamond is a striking contrast to the streamlined, architectural mounting, fashioned in palladium.
This week’s spotlight engagement ring is a true Edwardian beauty. Lacy filigree and elegant swags of diamonds frame the central Old European cut stone, giving this substantial ring an airy lightness. We’ve paired it with a thin band of channel set sapphires for a modern touch, or try a romantic antique “1910” wedding band on your other hand.
Sapphires have long inspired cultures across the globe. In fact the word “sapphire” itself is a result of the jewel’s global reputation. The Sanskrit “sauriratna” became the Hebrew “sapphir” (most beautiful of things) and went through Greek and Latin before arriving at the modern day English “sapphire.” We love sapphire in all it’s permutations (blue, […]
Earlier this week we explored the ever-evolving history of wedding bands and finding unique ways to incorporate these centuries old traditions into your nuptials. Brides and grooms today have the good fortune of surveying over 3,000 years of wedding ring rituals to remix into whatever style, shape, and material that suits their lives. (Ed. Note: […]